Welcome to Hell is the 1981 debut album bi the Inglishivy metal baund Venom. The soond o the album wis vera noisy an rough, perhaps in pairt acause the baund thocht thay wur recordin a demo when thay recordit the album ower a period o anerlie three days. Geoff Barton statit in his 1981 five-starn review o Welcome to Hell the album haed "the hi-fi dynamics o a 50-year-auld pizza" an it "brought a new meaning tae the wird 'cataclysmic'". Housomeivver, thae comments compared it tae ither hivy metal frae the early aichties.
The album is aften describit as "speed metal", awtho it haed a great influence on the then-emerging thrash metal style.
The first vinyl pressin includit a poster an a pink leerics sheet.
↑Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Welcome to Hell - Venom". Allmusic. "Make no mistake: Welcome to Hell, more than any other album, crystallized the elements of what later became known as thrash, death, black, and virtually every other form of extreme metal".